It is amazing! It lowers the temp in the house by almost 10 degrees! It has a built in thermostat and it automatically kicks on when the temperature up there reaches 105 degrees and it only stays on for an hour or at the most so far under two. It is so very quiet, you really have to concentrate to hear it and it has made a huge difference inside the house. (Yesterday I even was closing up the windows because the breeze coming in made the house a little "cool"!) You see, the whole house gets sun all day - no shade trees to help, and big south facing windows don't help with the heat either (although it is great in the winter!) So this fan pulls all that extra built up heat from the attic and pushes it out through this fan.
An excellent invention. Kudos to whoever thought this one up.
Also, here it is, the result of the first (three) jam batches:
We did these last night and actually they are from strawberries we had in the freezer from last year. I'm so embarrassed we didn't do this sooner with them. We ran out of pectin last night, so will finish another couple batches with the frozen berries tonight. Will have to get more fresh strawberries to fill in the years supply of jam.
I wonder if there is a U-pick place for Raspberries here on the island? Maybe we will have to go back to our favorite place near Lynden: McPhail Berry Farm (fun for the kids, too!)
I think the blueberries down the street at the Crescent Harbor Blueberry Farm will be ready in a week or so, I can't wait for those!!